Recruited this summer by Paris Saint-Germain, Georginio Wijnaldum could have joined Ligue 1 much earlier …
The recruitment of Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint Germain was done very quickly. While the Liverpool player, at the end of his contract, was courted by FC Barcelona, PSG’s offer changed everything, and the Dutchman very quickly made his choice. However, even if the capital club positioned itself quite late on this file, which did not prevent it from winning the bet, it has been several seasons that the name of Wijnaldum appears on its shelves. PSG had indeed tried to recruit him … 7 years ago.
“In fact, the first contacts date back to 2014, after the World Cup. PSG had tried to get me to come but I wanted to stay at least another year at PSV Eindhoven to try to be champion of the Netherlands before leaving, Wijnaldum explained in an interview with L’Équipe. I also wanted to stay with Memphis (Depay). I had been injured for a long time the previous season and I felt a bit indebted to the club and the supporters. I stayed and we were champions. Afterwards, I was more open to the idea of leaving and Paris came back. But at that time I didn’t feel a real urge to get signed. »
While Depay joined Manchester United, Wijnaldum also took charge of the Premier League. In 2015, he joined Newcastle, before being recruited the following summer by Liverpool. With some success.
Well done guys, great win today 💪🏾❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/ffkcACNPrP
— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWinenaldum) September 11, 2021